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One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers his first novel--a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original.

Dozens of characters pass across the reader's sight lines--some never to be seen again--but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives: a bright, ambitious young Mexican-American woman who allows her future to be undone by a moment of searing humiliation; a supremely narcissistic action-movie star whose passion for the unattainable object of his affection nearly destroys him; a couple, both nineteen years old, who flee their suffocating hometown and struggle to survive on the fringes of the great city; and an aging Venice Beach alcoholic whose life is turned upside down when a meth-addled teenage girl shows up half-dead outside the restroom he calls home.

Throughout this strikingly powerful novel there is the relentless drumbeat of the millions of other stories that, taken as a whole, describe a city, a culture, and an age. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

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The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses the history of Los Angeles. Frey focuses on a handful of lost souls and spins the gripping narrative of their lives.

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One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers an extraordinary novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass through the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.

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James Frey is originally from Cleveland. He is the author of A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard. He lives in New York.

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Shauna Palmquist, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Shauna Palmquist)
Really enjoyed the history blended with tale spinning . The City of Angels, amazing how rapid the development took off. Running, seeking, hoping, changing, bettering..... What continues to draw souls to this area. And what has come before?
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jessmyoung, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by jessmyoung)
This book is a fantastic epic of stories that all center around life in Los Angeles. It's sprawling and intimate, arresting and powerful. I couldn't put it down and talked about it for months afterward. I'll never forget it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061573170
Author:
Frey, James
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB SERIE Lamb, Susan Condie
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090512
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.92x5.48x.94 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 6 to 9

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"Synopsis" by , The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses the history of Los Angeles. Frey focuses on a handful of lost souls and spins the gripping narrative of their lives.
"Synopsis" by , One of the most celebrated and controversial authors in America delivers an extraordinary novel—a sweeping chronicle of contemporary Los Angeles that is bold, exhilarating, and utterly original. Dozens of characters pass through the reader's sight lines—some never to be seen again—but James Frey lingers on a handful of LA's lost souls and captures the dramatic narrative of their lives. A dazzling tour de force, Bright Shiny Morning illuminates the joys, horrors, and unexpected fortunes of life and death in Los Angeles.
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